Monday, January 10, 2011

What Do You Do?

What do you do when you have your idea for your card ready in your head, you've stamped and colored your image and realize that this image would look really cute paper pieced?  I don't know what you do but I decided to make two cards. 

Here's the first one that was colored with copics.  At some point after I finished coloring him in I realized I could have a really cute bunny in a patterned dp.  Since I'd already colored him I figured I might as well use him any way  and make another paper pieced one .  AND with that sentiment I figure I can torment all my NJ buddies who are getting tons of snow while I've been hanging around in shorts and putting down the roof of my car.   Life is Good. 

When you use a black base you need to finish the inside at least with a square of white, unless you like writing in white pen which is not high on my list of things I like to do.

One of the things I've seen on the inside of a lot of cards that I've liked is the stamping of a part of the image in a light ink. It reminds me of a shadow. I've been copying this idea. For this card I used SU Barely Banana for the inside

This is how totally adorable the image looks paper pieced.

When I paper piece I like to use a dp that is being used in the background pieces.  This bunny is so nicely sized that it would look good in just about any patterned dp you have on hand.

Here's a little info that will give you an idea how out of it I can be.  When I colored in the bunny I couldn't figure out why the scarf had three ends.  Luckily for me when I figured it out I was able to cover the third turquoise scarf piece with the purple and if I hadn't told you this you wouldn't be the wiser.  It made me chuckle when I "saw" it. 

Again the card base is black so the inside is finished.

Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas - "Skating Bunny"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up "Barely Banana"
Paper - Best Occasions cs; blue dotted dp Lasting Impressions "Smooth Sailing"' ; yellow gingham dp the Paper Studio; green with white dots unknown; green design Martha Stewart "Playful Pink" paper pad
miscellaneous - Ice white pearl pen; Divine Twine; charm; SU corner, circle, and scalloped circle punches; Baby pink Candy Dots

Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas  TCP140 - inspiration photo of a black hat with pastel stripes
Creative Inspirations #50 - Use Something New (I just got this stamp)
The Crazy Challenge CCH#49 - Animals
Cupcake Craft #124 - Something New (new stamp)
the Stampin' B #92 - use an old fav (the little notches corner punch) and something brand new (the stamp)
A Sketch for You to Try sfytt2011- sketch and Cat's Pajamas stamps

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  1. Oh, so very cute...colored or paper pieced. Love all the pretty papers you've used on this card. Very cheerful!
    Thanks for joining the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

  2. LOL these are both super cute! LOVE him paper pieced & colored purple!

  3. Super cards! I love paper piecing with these TCP stamps; the large images are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us :)

  4. Cute card(s)!!! That seems a teeny bit mean to taunt NJ with balmy/sunny/weather. ;)


  5. Hi Chris, what fun cards. I love your new stamp and he looks equally good coloured or paper pieced. Gorgeous papers and the black makes the colours really pop! Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. So cute - love him the purple & the dp - great job!!!

  7. lol! super cute image, I love it and perfect with the sentiment, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this challenge, hope to see you again

  8. Both great cards, look very different despite their similarities, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  9. Awesome cards. good for you for not ridding of the other one but rather making two! love them both ! cute image. Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!


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